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The European initiative Shift2Rail (S2R) joins efforts for smart and sustainable growth in the railway sector by fostering research and innovation. Specifically, the project FR8RAIL within the Innovation Programme 5 (IP5) 'rail freight' of S2R aims to remove limiting factors of rail [...]

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Railway switches are crucial for normal operation and during disruptions of the railroad system since they allow trains to use alternative routes. Switches moving parts are subject to high deterioration and prone to malfunctioning, representing a potential safety hazard. Thus frequent [...]

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Preventive and condition-based maintenance of rail infrastructure is an important aspect in reducing interruptions and delays in train operations. In case of optimal implementation, it even helps to lower the overall maintenance costs by avoiding expensive instant repairs of sudden [...]